12-Day Mongolia Vacation with Nomadic Life Experience
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
- Step into the Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune with spectacular landscape
- Ride horseback around Khuvsgul Lake and visit reindeer people
- Get a close observation of Przewalski's horses at Hustai National Park
- Experience ger camping and view Turtle Rock at Terelj National Park
- Take a short trek near the extinct volcano at Uran togoo National Park
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- Day 1
Upon arrival at the Chinggis Khan international airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar.
- Day 2
After breakfast, drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune (about 5-6 hours drive), where you will have a day excursion to Hugnu Khaan Mountain and sand dune on the steppe with a unique area combining forest, Gobi sand dunes and rocky mountains. There is opportunity to ride camel. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune
- Day 3
Travel to Tsetserleg town this morning and check in a tourist camp besides next to the Taikhar Rock. This afternoon, continue to discover amazing scenery of Terkh White Lake and extinct Khorgo volcano which active 8000 years ago. You can choose to Hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing, fishing or swimming this evening. Overnight in a ger camp.
- Day 4
Free morning before drive to Khuvsgul province through beautiful nature routes before arrive in Jargalant Hot Springs, which is a perfect stopover on the overland trail from the heartland to Lake Khovsgol in the North. Relax yourself in the curative hot spring and amazing nature featured by wooden mountains. Overnight in a ger camp.
- Day 5
After breakfast, drive to Khuvsgul Lake, known as the second clearest lake in Central Asia. Continue to explore the Khuvsgul Lake National Park this afternoon and enjoy the natural beauty of the region this afternoon. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Khuvsgul Lake
- Day 6
Today is a great opportunity to hike or horseback ride around the lake and learn into Reindeer people’s daily life, customs and sacraments. Also you can ride motor-boat around lake. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Khuvsgul Lake
- Day 7
After breakfast, you will drive to Uran Mountain. Do some hiking and trekking nearby the extinct volcanic Uran togoo Mountain. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Uran togoo National Park
- Day 8
Today, we will onwards to Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of the four leading monasteries of Mongolia. The style of the monastery is mainly Chinese, but with strong influences of Tibetan and Mongolian architectural art. Overnight in a ger camp.
- Day 9
Travel to Hustai Nature Reserve in the morning to run into the Przewalski wild horses, re-introduced back into the wild in their native grassland. Continue on to visit the local information center learning about the history of the last pure wild horses and the history of the area. You have chance to go horse riding in the evening. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Hustai Nature Reserve
- Day 10
In the morning, we will drive to Terelj National Park, one of the most visited sites near Ulaanbaatar. Terelj is located in the tranquil valley of the granite mountains and the Terelj river. After check in the ger camp, you will then visit the Turtle Rock and the Temple of Meditation and hiking around. Overnight in ger camp.
Overnight: Terelj National Park
- Day 11
After breakfast, you will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Your tour today starts from Gandan Monastery, largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. Continue on to explore the National History Museum and Chinggis Square, where you will see the Parliament House, National Opera and City Hall. Later, climb up to the Zaisan Hill to get a great view of the city. Enjoy a traditional dancing and khoomii (Mongolian throat singing) this evening.
- Day 12
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward flight.
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